Sex as a weapon? Sadly, this isn't just an '80s phenomenon
You can't have the radio or TV on this election year without some candidate touting their support of Second Amendment Rights. In the '80s, you probably didn't feel the need to pack heat since we had Pat Benatar and she had Sex As A Weapon.
In 1985, Pat Benatar was starting a new chapter in her life with the birth of her first daughter, Haley, but was still hitting the charts. Invincible was a Top 5 hit and late in the year she released her album Seven The Hard Way with the lead single Sex As A Weapon. Written by the '80s hit-making machine of Tom Kelly and Billy Steinman, Sex As A Weapon only made it to No. 28 on the singles chart, the lowest charting first single Benatar experienced in the '80s.
Though not the blockbuster as some of her other singles, Sex As A Weapon was a clever single and the video is an interesting mixed media assault presentation that takes presents how sex is used in advertising - something has really hasn't changed much at all from the '80s.
Benatar still juggles performing along with her family life and last night she and husband Neil Giraldo played in Clearwater at the Capitol Theatre.